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No. 318650[Reply]

I grew up in a household that near the end of my childhood developed a moderate hoarding problem (to the point where I was ashamed to have anyone over, pest problems became rampant, and I still avoid visiting my childhood home) and both my parents have really fucked up cleaning habits that I fear inheriting.

I spent a lot of my early adulthood with severe depression and NEEThood, but I have my own place and a full time job now so I want to take this time to develop normal cleaning habits that I can hopefully continue for the rest of my life. I have a lot of questions about what is normal cleaning however;

How often should I be washing the towel I use to dry off after showering? Everytime I use it?
How often do anons change their pillowcases and bedsheets?
How often should I be changing all the litter in the litterbox?
How often do you wipe down bathroom walls and floors?
Do you have any motivating posts or blogs to share?

The advice I see on the internet for cleaning standards is such a range of people saying “clean bathroom only when people come over and keep the lights low elsewhere” to “wash absolutely everything as soon as you’ve bought it and then once again as soon as you’ve used it.” I’m not looking for justification to be disgusting but are there reasonable healthy guidelines you follow and how do you maintain motivation? Is there a schedule you can follow that helps? At the moment I have been able to maintain washing my dishes daily and cleaning/refilling my cats water bowl. Everything else, laundry, bathroom cleaning, counter wiping etc happens every few days to once every three months/never.

plz no bully
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No. 440570

Any anons here that have managed to Konmari their belongings? I really need to trash books, clothes and collectibles that no longer make me happy. I plan to give each unread book last chance, if it doesn't grab me and I drop it before finishing, it will go into donation box. I worry most about stuff like plushies and dolls (I want to downsize). It helps a bit that I found the single charity shop in my city (if not country) that accepts donations and sells them to raise money for homeless people. I know that they also hire the homeless in order to help them get back on their feet. I hope that my items at least will be of some use… I know I will still feel guilty about 'abandoning' things and 'failing' them for not appreciating them. I am retarded. I am retarded, I know.

No. 440793

>>440570
I just finished reading 'spark joy' - maybe you could try the whole thing she says of thanking the things you are discarding for all they have done for you? you know, make it solemn. and if they do spark joy then you can keep them, she doesn't want you to get rid of things you really love.

I'm supposed to be moving soon and if so I'll be able to get my stuff out of storge where it's been for a few years. I know I'm gonna have to do a lot of sorting and hoping I can KonMari right from the start.

No. 441087

>>440570
Don't feel bad anon! I understand that "abandoning" and "failing" feeling. I think Marie Kondo's books are good, but I'd also recommend reading them along with "Goodbye Things" by Fumio Sasaki and "The Art of Discarding" by Nagisa Tatsumi. Some of their points contradict each other (mainly on how your thought process should be) but I like to pick and choose things from each of these three books to what I think suits my life and thoughts best.

I did the Konmari method with my clothing, now the problem is finding a place to donate them. For all other misc items, I used approaches from the other two books. I've still got a long way to go in terms of downsizing, but I think I've made really good progress so far!

No. 441874

>>440793
I love Spark Joy but it's so hard to get rid off things when your mind makes you feel bad for them.
I've also read the Konmari manga, it's very cute and inspiring! Good way of reminding yourself the most important points.

>>441087
Thank you so much, kind anon! I will look into those two books. I have managed to drop clothes that I will never wear that I have kept just cause I got them as a gift from my Grandma and Mom. I still feel pretty bad about it, but what's the point of keeping up shirts that are just collecting dust? Maybe someone else will enjoy them more.

I am not sure what to do with parts of my collections that I currently don't love as much. I feel like giving up my G3 ponies, but at the same time I think I will appreciate them more in a few years, when they don't feel as common and modern. They take 1 box under my bed so it's not that much space… I am on the fence.
I do need to get rid of some Barbies, but I don't feel like going through the hassle of selling them to different people…

I need to move to a bigger flat (me and my bf live in a studio and it's not enough), but getting rid of clutter will help as well.

No. 441909

>>441874
Off the top of my head, there's a part in Art of Discarding where Tatsumi says something like thanking clothes or belongings as you get rid of them, because they taught you something. The clothes you got from your grandma and mom that you don't wear? Now you know those kind of clothes aren't your style and you won't go out and buy something like that! Sasaki also says not to feel bad about getting rid of gifts, after all, if you gave someone a gift and it became a burden on them to keep it, wouldn't you rather that person just get rid of it instead? Gifts come from the heart and as long as you appreciate the sentiment, that's all that matters (to me at least). Sasaki said when he got rid of a lot of things, he just took photos of them so he'll at least always have photos of those things (or something like that). That bit always stuck out to me but I've never tried it out in practice.

Definitely get rid of as much unnecessary stuff before moving! Rather than sort later, sort everything out now and the moving process will be super easy.



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No. 410984[Reply]

Confess to your deepest sins.

Let it all out.
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No. 441869

sometimes i feel bad for being a 24 year old virgin with 0 relationship experience, but i really want to wait until i find the right guy. it's not like i have put myself out in the dating world, so i don't know why i even feel bad about this.

i know i could easily lose my virginity or date someone just for the sake of it, but i don't want to. i know the decision i'm making is right for me, but i can't help but sometimes feel pressure to regularly hook up with random guys. that's what people my age are supposed to do, right?

No. 441870

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No. 441873

>>441869
I'm 23 and also a kissless virgin.
Every guy I liked never reprociated, my friends have tried to hook me up with randos, but I really don't like the idea of dating someone just to cross some experiences off the list, it's also unfair to the other person and I think it will just become a bad memory.

No. 442085

new thread >>442082

No. 444000

>>441720
I'd probably hate you more if I didn't know that karma will be kicking your ass on its own.



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No. 234968[Reply]

The Anti Kpop Thread seems to be quite popular, so i thought, why not make one for japanese music as well?

Since it's by far not as popular as Kpop, feel free to discuss all genres here, whether it's Jpop, Jrock or Visual Kei.
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No. 363817

Are we supposed to use this thread or >>>/ot/363457? This is what's confusing about threads being moved so much.

No. 363819

>>363817
This one has nearly reached post limit, the other is the new one

No. 363830

>>363819
I thought so, I just wasn't sure why this one was still getting traffic. sage for stupid.

No. 441768

>>235547
>>235597
>>235616
Clearly you aren't Gackt fans. Those two "models" were in music videos of his. Granted they're older here as they were children in the MVs.

No. 441792

>>441768
>clearly you arent gackt fans

im reading this with my own 2 eyes in the year of our lord 2019 in an old unnecessarily bumped thread



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No. 429238[Reply]

This thread is for the discussion of transgenderism / trans ideology from a gender critical and radical feminist perspective. It was originally created by Admin as an amalgamation of the TERF and Transgender threads.

Gender critical and radical feminism define gender as sociological (feminine/masculine) and sex as biological (female/male). Woman is defined as an adult human female. Radical feminists seek to abolish gender as it is used by patriarchy to oppress women socially, reproductively, and financially. They strive to preserve women's spaces (such as restrooms, locker rooms, and health care providers) and areas of artistic and intellectual expression separate from men.

Trans ideology posits that one's gender is self-determined based on one's feelings and defines woman as the characteristics and behaviors traditionally ascribed to females by society. Increasingly, transactivists are conflating gender and sex and asserting that a person can self-identify both gender and sex.

Gender critical feminists strive to maintain the distinction between gender and sex. The conflation of gender and sex erases the biological reality of women, eliminates women-only spaces, and disestablishes women as a protected class. Existing laws and legislation currently being passed around the world allowing for self-identification on legal documents do not differentiate between gender and sex.

The acronym TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism) is used primarily by transactivists and their allies to denigrate radical feminists and other women who express gender critical ideas. Transactivists portray TERFs as violent oppressors by virtue of their ideas alone.

Posts of related news and web articles are welcome. Posts of photos, videos, and blogs of transactivists for the purposes of discussion and critique are welcome. Please refrain from derailing, infighting, and ad hominem attacks. This thread is not intended for the general discussion of feminism, sexuality, misogyny, or misandry.

Radical Feminism thread >>>/ot/373459

Resources
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No. 441460

>>441451
I think it's because it attracts nerdy boys, especially those who haven't found themselves.
Anime typically features women and girls who are sexualized or made as conventionally attractive as possible, while also portraying them as powerful and happy main characters of stories (I've noticed western media doesn't do this often - attractive women are often made weak or secondary to a story, so men have no reason to be jealous).
Sometimes, a show is composed of them saving the world, or just living idealized "comfy" lives (often told from the lens of what men think that would look like, not how women actually live).
So, when you're an unhappy, awkward male who feels powerless and doesn't know himself, but likes anime girls (and is even a bit jealous of their beauty, happiness and strength - and the fact that they're loved), you might start to think "I wish I was an [anime] girl" until it eventually boils down to a more general, seemingly more reasonable "I wish I was an [idealized version of a] girl".
There's also the "trap" aspect and the idea of turning into a girl that gets off your typical AGPfag or highly susceptible sexual degenerate.

No. 441462

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>>441451

Masculinity, anime, and gender dysphoria
An analysis of media-induced transgender identification

https://medium.com/@socjuswiz/masculinity-anime-and-gender-dysphoria-8d682abcec54

No. 441480

new thread >>441471

No. 441585

>>440695
I was born with a physical disability and I was able to do push ups with some exercise. Pretty sure I'm female too, judging from the monthlies and hormone tests, and I'm not especially strong or even close to masculine built either. Sounds more like someone got lazy and tried to blame the uwu lady hormones…
Very tired of this bullshit about HRT making them into fragile girls, men who have estrogen and testosterone therapies or imbalances don't turn into little gentle ladies because they grow mantits. It's such an insult against women.

No. 441586

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No. 418616[Reply]

This thread is for the discussion of transgenderism / trans ideology from a gender critical and radical feminist perspective. It was originally created by Admin as an amalgamation of the TERF and Transgender threads.

Gender critical and radical feminism define gender as sociological (feminine/masculine) and sex as biological (female/male). Woman is defined as an adult human female. Radical feminists seek to abolish gender as it is used by patriarchy to oppress women socially, reproductively, and financially. They strive to preserve women's spaces (such as restrooms, locker rooms, and health care providers) and areas of artistic and intellectual expression separate from men.

Trans ideology posits that one's gender is self-determined based on one's feelings and defines woman as the characteristics and behaviors traditionally ascribed to females by society. Increasingly, transactivists are conflating gender and sex and asserting that a person can self-identify both gender and sex.

Gender critical feminists strive to maintain the distinction between gender and sex. The conflation of gender and sex erases the biological reality of women, eliminates women-only spaces, and disestablishes women as a protected class. Existing laws and legislation currently being passed around the world allowing for self-identification on legal documents do not differentiate between gender and sex.

The acronym TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism) is used primarily by transactivists and their allies to denigrate radical feminists and other women who express gender critical ideas. Transactivists portray TERFs as violent oppressors by virtue of their ideas alone.

Posts of related news and web articles are welcome. Posts of photos, videos, and blogs of transactivists for the purposes of discussion and critique are welcome. Please refrain from derailing, infighting, and ad hominem attacks. This thread is not intended for the general discussion of feminism, sexuality, misogyny, or misandry.

Radical Feminism thread >>>/ot/373459

Resources
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No. 429235

>>429233
This is the sort of thing that makes me baffled to see people rally for the "there is no need for juridical gender to be registered" discourse. Did people just forget that women and men have different biology? When a woman goes to a doctor to complain about lower abdomen pain, it could be a serious gynecological issue. Even FTMs who have foregone a full hysterectomy could still have vaginal issues such as an advanced UTI due to the female urinary tract being built differently from a male. These are just two small examples. People are completely willing to ignore scientific facts and health complications for muh gender identity.

No. 429240


No. 429257

>>428533
Autistic face. Literally. You can just tell.

No. 429263

>>429099
Sims player checking in. I don’t have that EP yet because poor but from what I’ve seen on sims tumblr (no bully pls) the troon is actually the young sim who lives with the old lady of the island type character and the lesbian couple are both actually women. I think the butch one even has a bio kid so it’s safe.

No. 429268

>>429263
Thanks anon! I’m so glad they added an actual lesbian couple even though I think the trans create a sim feature is stupid (Lmao) sorry for sim sperging



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No. 321959[Reply]

Talk about the good, the bad, the ugly.

This seems to be a subject that people on this board like to talk about and has derailed many a thread in the past so I thought we could use a place to talk about it. If a thread is being derailed by talk about American politics, culture, whatever, it can be brought over here.
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No. 438522

>>438485
It seems unlikely to me that his parents would have been spies considering that (from wikipedia) "his parents met while they were both in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His father graduated with a Ph.D. in physics and worked in the research labs of IBM and General Electric, generating over 69 patents in his career. His mother graduated with a master's degree in statistics and later became an artist." They seem like successful people that left Taiwan early in their lives for better opportunities in the US. Andrew Yang worked as a corporate lawyer for 5 months before quitting because he didn't like what it was doing to him ethically/morally. Also why would a Chinese spy run for president on such an unusual platform… it would make more sense to run for something more low-key I think? Anyway if he gains any more traction people will investigate any possible ties to China…
The media already tried to call him an alt-right white nationalist because he tweeted out a statistic saying white people deaths outnumber births in half the states mostly because of low birth rates and white men dying from substance abuse and suicide. Obviously he doesn't look like a white supremacist.

>>438487
How is he Diet Bernie? He was for Bernie in 2016 and is currently running for President because he wants to bring up the topic of automation and he doesn't think Bernie's solutions go far enough. UBI + M4A is MORE progressive than Bernie's policies. Here's an article explaining why it's progressive, it's a cash transfer from the top 6% to the bottom 94%: https://medium.com/basic-income/there-is-no-policy-proposal-more-progressive-than-andrew-yangs-freedom-dividend-72d3850a6245

No. 438527

>>438459
I've loved him since I first heard of him. Not for the free bux, but he has a lot of policies that I think are important and no one else seems to talk much about. Since Trump was essentially meme magicked into office, I'm hoping maybe the YangGang can meme this guy into DNC nomination at the very least. The fact that the media is trying to ignore him as much as possible is very telling to me. Even Elizabeth Warren has been getting more press.

No. 438544

>>438527
https://www.yang2020.com/policies/

I feel that anyone could scroll down his policies and find at least 10 that they agree with, if not more.

No. 441067

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How come in the US this can be tweeted but if it was the reversed side people would cry about it being race baiting and starting mess? Why isnt Trump and shit like this considered race baiting and divisive garbage, by Americans? Its just seen as racist man bad instead of actually being RACEBAITING like it would if it was Obama tweeting it.

No. 441591

>>438459
I like Yang a lot. I love that he is the only real futurist who is thinking about the next step rather than stewing in the same smokescreen policies that other candidates are pushing. Disappearing jobs is a reality and it will only get worse. Someone has to start the conversation about how we move forward with that, rather than band-aid style avoidance. Love that he is clear on his policies and he will be the person to open up the conversations on tech-facing issues.

Think about that Facebook debacle regarding user privacy. Think about how retarded and tech-ignorant the representatives were in questioning Zuckerberg. We need politicians that understand issues that tech brings and their solutions should not be to revert to fucking… coal and shit. Yang is a step in the right direction. We need more futurists.



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No. 425743[Reply]

I looked in the catalogue but I couldn't see a thread on CBD oil. Do you use it? Have you used it? Is it worth the hype? Did it work for you?
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No. 427471

>>427453
Anon, don't buy cbd from the pharmacy. Who knows what they put it in and they're selling cbd products for twice the price man

No. 428228

I use weed regularly to self medicate my adhd and anxiety. I got proper medication too. My doctor does not know about my habit. Marijuana is illegal where I live and I could lose my job and say good bye to my entire career.
It’s still makes me feel better so it’s worth taking risk. I can either have a job and risk losing it for weed or be incabable to have one because my anxiety.

I vape in weekends. I have sort of ritual for relaxation: I switch off my phone, smoke some weed, masturbate, eat good food and follow every step of my beauty routine. Works for me.
This is possible only in weekends when I’m alone.

I’m considering trying to CBD oil for weekdays when I can’t smoke but need something for stress.
Problem is my country’s law hemp products is complicated and even officials are nit sure if CBD oil is legal or not.

No. 428280

Just started using it the past few days for back pain. It worked okay for the pain, but I noticed my anxiety was significantly improved.

No. 428303

Idk girls, I bought two strains of CBD flower from different vendors and it isn't doing anything positive.

No. 441025

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No. 440613[Reply]

Rate my dick thread.(0/10 shit dick)
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No. 440619

>>440615
Post yo dicc niqqa

No. 440625

>>440622
neither?? azn guys are pretty and black guys are big. you crackers aren't worth shit.

No. 440628

>>440613
Eww dude, for fucks sake. Shave.

No. 440631

>>440625
black men are also usually facially superior to caucasoids. they usually have a nice jawline, good teeth, high cheekbones. All men are useless but the white ones aren't even nice to look at.

No. 440632

I’m actually being serious but I’m a nurse practitioner and there is something seriously wrong with your head. Please seek immediate help, it looks like you have a fungal infection.



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No. 243951[Reply]

Post artwork that's been fixed, red-lined, redrawn, etc.

This is in part to stop the art cow threads from getting derailed. If you want to post a redline of Holly Brown's work, post it here. If you want to post liquefied art of Spechie's, post it here. If you recently fixed your own art work or redrew it, post it here.

All art posted on here is open to critique, so don't post anything you'll get touchy about.

The point is to have a "before" and "after" for those of us who find those picture satisfying or a detailed explanation of why the work is incorrect for those of us who are not artistically inclined.
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No. 409918

>>409876
If you want to talk to me, you can find me in the lolcow discord with the username Alibaba (only for the next 3 days - dm me)

No. 429425

>>297025
He actually looks Hispanic in you're redraw

No. 440466

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From the discussion in the General Artist Salt thread.
I traced over the face to show the construction.
Also by the way, she's holding a "draw it in your style" contest with this drawing. It ends tomorrow.

No. 444456

>>440466
what the hell is going on with that chin?

No. 445242

>>408449
Wow…it actually looks like her and not some tranny Zelda.



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No. 209513[Reply]

didn't see one in the catalog, so i figured i'd start a thread.

what plants do you have or want to have? anything new you're planting? garden ideas? pictures of cute planters? share 'em if you have 'em
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No. 440391

What the fuck kind of plants can survive in minimal light besides the potted ivy I have in my room right now?
I wish my window sills were longer. They are tiny. One is against my bed (which I'd still put plants there if the sill were long enough to fit some) and the other window is facing a house.
If my room were better I would have so many plants.

No. 440403

>>440391
Snake plants are incredible for low-light,
I've kept some of mine in almost zero light and they still grew.
Peace lilys are also really good.

Does anyone have english ivy, hydrangeas, or calla lilys? mine are dying for no reason lmao

No. 440404

>>440391
had to Google the english-ish name but Google a plant called "zamioculca" doesnt really need that much Light.

No. 440406

>>440403
hydrangeas indoor or outdoors? supposed to be outdoors. god i hate ivys they always die on me too. and in my country we only use calla lilies as like bouquet flowers or however u say it

No. 440412

>>440406
I keep them outdoors, They're on a west facing balcony so I think it might be the heat, the blooms will start coming but right before they bud they die off.



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